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      n   a former Portuguese overseas province on the W coast of India, consisting of Goa, Daman, and Diu: established between 1505 and 1510; annexed by India in 1961  
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      n  
1    the official language of Portugal, its overseas territories, and Brazil: the native language of approximately 110 million people. It belongs to the Romance group of the Indo-European family and is derived from the Galician dialect of Vulgar Latin  
2    pl   , -guese   a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Portugal  
      adj  
3    relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Portugal, its inhabitants, or their language  


Portuguese East Africa  
      n      a former name (until 1975) of       Mozambique  
Portuguese Guinea  
      n      the former name (until 1974) of       Guinea-Bissau  
  Portuguese Guinean      adj, n  
Portuguese India  
      n   a former Portuguese overseas province on the W coast of India, consisting of Goa, Daman, and Diu: established between 1505 and 1510; annexed by India in 1961  
Portuguese man-of-war  
      n   any of several large complex colonial hydrozoans of the genus Physalia, esp. P. physalis, having an aerial float and long stinging tentacles: order Siphonophora,   (Sometimes shortened to)    man-of-war  
Portuguese Timor  
      n   a former Portuguese overseas province in the Malay Archipelago, consisting of the east of the island of Timor, an enclave on the NW coast, and the islands of Ataúro and Jaco: annexed illegally by Indonesia (1975); an independence movement has been violently suppressed by Indonesia,   (Also called)    East Timor  
Portuguese West Africa  
      n      a former name (until 1975) of       Angola  

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